date of publication:
Jul 07 2021 7:11 GMT
Update date: Jul 07 2021 8:50 GMT
In a funny scene in the match between Italy and Spain, which brought the two teams together, in the semi-finals of the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”, on Tuesday evening, a security official at the stadium tried to prevent Leonardo Bonucci, the Azzurri defender, from returning to the stadium, thinking that he was a fan.
During the clip, which was broadcast by a few Italian channels, Bonucci went to celebrate with the fans his qualification, and during his turn to return to the green rectangle, a security official stood in front of him and grabbed him and tried to stop him, thinking that he was one of the fans, so Bonucci stared at her with great astonishment, before the official realized her mistake, and laughed With the Italian defender.
Bonucci’s face when he realizes the steward thinks he’s a fan trying to get on the field is priceless.
Bonucci laughing and giving her a hug after she realizes (probably with horror) her mistake is even more priceless.pic.twitter.com/bKTYPeNPKl
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) July 6, 2021
Italy reached the Euro 2020 final after beating Spain 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time on Tuesday, completing a stunning comeback after failing to qualify for the last World Cup.
Jorginho quietly scored the decisive penalty in the net against goalkeeper Unai Simon, after striker Alvaro Morata hit a ball that goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma brilliantly saved, and before that Dani Olmo knocked the ball high.
The two missed kicks saved Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, who took the first kick and Simon saved it.
After the final whistle, the Italian players, the coaching staff and all the substitutes took to the field to celebrate with fanfare behind the goal.
Italy will play in the final against England or Denmark at Wembley Stadium, next Sunday, in its first appearance in this match since the 4-0 loss to Spain in the European Championship 2012 final, and it will look for its first title in the competition since 1968, and its first major title since winning the title 2006 World Cup.
The number of fans allowed at Wembley increased to 60,000, although restrictions related to the Corona virus prevented fans from traveling. Thousands of fans attended in an enthusiastic atmosphere between two giants in world football.
Bonucci became the most participating player for his country in the European Nations Championship, with his former colleague, veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Bonucci, who played a key player in the match between Italy and Spain in the semi-finals of Euro 2020, reached 17 matches, equaling the legend Buffon’s number, which he has maintained over the past few years.